Chilifest Hands Out Over $177,000 to Local Charities

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

It's been over a month since Chilifest 2012 and the money is finally tallied. Tuesday afternoon Chilifest Directors handed out over $177,000 dollars to local charities.

A few of the charities that received Chilifest money are alcohol awareness organizations like CARE and MADD. They each received $10,000.

Chilifest 2012 saw a slight decrease in Chilifest Teams, however the overall attendance was record breaking with over 55,000 people attending in a two-day window. Chilifest Teams play a big role in the bottom line of revenue, so they are looking at ways to increase Chilifest Teams next year to ensure additional contributions for 2013.

The date has already been set for Chilifest 2013, Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th.

Here is the list of other charities who have received funds from Chilifest 2012:

Theatre Guild of the Brazos Valley
$2,500

Big Brothers Big Sisters
$3,000

Burleson County Chamber of Commerce
$3,000

Keep Burleson County Beautiful
$3000

Newton County Go Texan
$3,000

Brazos Valley Children's Museum
$3,500

Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley
$3,500

Kiwanis Club of College Station
$3,500

Voices For Children
$3,500

St. Jude Research Hospital
$4,000

Burleson County First Responders
$4,500

College Station Lions Club
$4,500

Snook EEA
$4,500

Snook Lions Club
$4,500

CARPOOL
$5,000

VFW
$7,000

Burleson County Fair Association
$7,500

Still Creek Ranch
$7,500

Coach Blair Charities
$10,000

Snook VFD
$12,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Brazos Valley
$15,000

Burleson County Go Texan
$35,000

In-Kind Contributions and Additional Donations for the remainder of the 2012 Year

MADD $10,000
CARE $10,000
In-Kind Contributions and Additional Donations $10,000


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